Media CTEC Level 2 Diploma

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Getting Ahead

Media CTEC Level 2 Diploma at Alton Campus

Are you studying our Media CTEC Level 2 Diploma at Alton in September? If so, you’re in the right place! 

The purpose of the next series of tasks is to introduce you to some of the key terms you will be covering in your first few weeks of College and to help you build some analytical skills. Completing these tasks will put you in good stead for when you join us in September. 

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Start building up a ‘Key Terms Glossary’. For each term below write a definition. For any words you aren’t familiar with, look them up but rewrite them in a way that you understand.

Glossary table preview

(Click table to download Word document template)

Pick a genre of your choice and watch three film trailers that you identify as belonging to the genre. Using words and images from your trailers create a poster that answers the following questions: 

  • How is your chosen genre recognisable?
  • What are the typical codes and conventions of your chosen genre? – What iconography is used within your genre?
  • Does your genre have typical stories/narrative?
  • Does your genre have typical characters?
  • Who might be the target audience for the genre?
  • What are the key differences between the three films?
  • CHALLENGE: why might the films have changed or challenged some of the typical features of the genre?


*This is a representation of your learning space and may not be the exact room you will be using


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